OnRaé Watkins, aka OnRaé LaTeal, is a music producer, videographer and creative arts educator holding a B.A. from Howard University's School of Communications in audio production. OnRaé has produced content for national and international commercial broadcast stations including Washington D.C.’s 96.3 WHUR-FM and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. She has worked alongside veteran radio personalities Frank Ski, Michel Wright, Tony Richards, Olivia Fox and John Wesley, while spending consecutive years leading DC's evening show chart as the executive producer of The Weekend Review with Bobby Gailes.
Holding over eight years of training as a classical instrumentalist, OnRaé made her official music debut in 2014 with OnRaé LaTeal Presents...Libra Season and later formed the hip-hop and soul collective, Aflocentric. The group released their debut album, Libra Season: Aflocentrism with the title track, "Infatuation"currently being aired on radio stations around the world.
As an experienced educator specializing in out-of-school programming, OnRaé currently serves as Senior Manager of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s digital arts studio for teens, ARTLAB. Her most recent endeavor to merge the arts and social justice includes the Black Joy Experience, a compilation album of mainstream freedom songs and liberation chants she produced in conjunction with the national activist organization, Black Youth Project 100.
OnRaé is also the Co-Founder of the Black Girls Handgames Project, a grassroots program dedicated to using childhood handgames to uplift joy and resiliency for Black girls through music and education. The project revitalizes age old games such as Miss Mary Mack, Gigolo and Rockin' Robin with hip-hop and soulful remixes created by and featuring Black women and girls. OnRaé uses the project to elevate gender equality in the field of music production by teaching teenage girls fundamental skills in beat-making.
You can find her latest work on iTunes and all music streaming platforms.